I don't know if anyone had this issue but I did & it drove me crazy( anal ) I know. my e-brake cable were hanging because of broken brackets welded to bottom of car. at first I thought I would have to reweld but then I figured they would just break again. So upon further thought I figured I would fasten them with self tapping screws. So I obtained ( 4) stainless steel screws & flat washers, & with my handy drill/driver I was able secure the brackets permanently I hope.